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The Secret Ingredient (Sesame) Part II: Sesame Tenderloin Skewers

RECIPE: Sesame Tenderloin Skewers with Asian Dipping Sauce

  Get the whole story at Serious Eats. The sesame is a flowering plant grown in tropical regions. From the plant hang pods which house the tiny seeds we know and love. In my quest for sesame knowledge, I came across … Continue reading

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The Secret Ingredient (Sesame) Part I: Super Sesame Hummus

RECIPE: Super Sesame Hummus

Get the whole story at Serious Eats. No secret ingredient to date has offered the opportunities of the sesame seed. It is a globetrotter, appearing on hamburger buns in California and bagels in New York. From halvah in North Africa … Continue reading

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French in a Flash: Quatre Épices Candied Nuts

RECIPE: Quatre Épices Candied Nuts

Be sure to check out this week’s French in a Flash column over on Serious Eats for one of my favorite recipes: Quatre Épices Candied Nuts. Some of you may remember the fresh almond trees from my Papiers Provence from … Continue reading

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Lunch in Paris: A Review, with Recipes

RECIPE: Artichokes Vinaigrette

The truth is, I never read nonfiction. Fiction is more truthful. There is always some point in the last third of the book, some sentence, that boils the story down into the syrupy sap of truth, and the book hits … Continue reading

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French in a Flash: Pissaladière Pasta

RECIPE: Pissaladière Pasta

Get the whole story at Serious Eats. This dish is sacrilege. Pissaladière is a sort of pizza, with a nest of sweet, burnished onions overlaid with a harlequin pattern of crossed anchovies and olive studs, atop a focaccia-like dough. Sicilian-style slices … Continue reading

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The Secret Ingredient (Pink Peppercorn) Part III: Lamb au Pink Peppercorn Poivre

RECIPE: Lamb au Pink Peppercorn Poivre

Get the whole story at Serious Eats. Some people are talented spoofers. They spoof old books, they spoof old movies, they spoof old politicians. I’m not that funny. I spoof old recipes. This is a monochrome take on the French classic steak … Continue reading

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French in a Flash: Homemade Merguez Boulettes

RECIPE: Homemade Merguez Boulettes

Get the whole story at Serious Eats. So long as I’ve had a spoon in my right hand and a fork in my left, Morocco has meant fire. Not just because my Mémé, with her fiery red hair, was born … Continue reading

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